Investing in Nature: Originating and Developing Commercially Viable Projects for Environmental and Social Impact
CPT/CE Eligibility (A Recognized CPT Provider)
|PL (CE) hour(s)
|RBV CPD hour(s)
The purpose of this webinar is to gain an understanding of developing and investing in commercially viable climate and nature positive projects. The webinar will focus on the concept of commercially viable climate and nature projects and how it differs from a normal business, the role of these types of projects in addressing environmental and social issues, and how these projects typically get their funding.
This webinar is part of a larger initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Government of Japan (MOEJ) to identify and develop commercially viable climate and nature positive projects in Southeast Asia.
About the Speakers
Co-Founder and CEO, Seneca Impact Advisors
Jean-Marc is Co-Founder and CEO of Seneca Impact Advisors. Prior to establishing Seneca, Jean-Marc spent 7 years at WWF as the head of Bankable Nature Solutions for the Asia-Pacific region. In his role, he incubated and developed scalable bankable projects with positive environmental and social impact. This included overseeing project work in the region for the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development and leading finance and bankable projects for WWF’s global Freshwater Practice. He also co-established the Climate Impact Asia Fund, a long-only equity fund, and sits on its investment advisory committee. Prior to WWF, he spent 17 years in the financial industry advising institutional investors on equities and equity derivatives. He started his investment banking career in 1997 with Merrill Lynch in New York and has been based in Hong Kong since 2004, working BNP Paribas and Jefferies. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. He started his investment banking career in 1997 with Merrill Lynch in New York, worked in Tokyo and has been based in Hong Kong since 2004, working for BNP Paribas and Jefferies.
Tathagata is a Co-Founder of Seneca Impact Advisors and an Investment Director of the Tula Capital origination team. Previously, he was an advisor to WWF’s Bankable Nature Solutions Asia-Pacific team working on originating and structuring commercially viable nature-positive projects. Tathagata has more than 20 years’ experience with investments and the financial industry. He was with
Alliance Trust Plc. as Head of Investments – Asia Pacific and Citigroup Asset Management as Senior Investment Officer and Head of Equity Investments for Asia ex-Japan. He is the co-founder of Littlemore Innovation Labs Pte. Ltd., an education technology startup. He graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Cost and Management Accountant from India and as a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Rating General- Material presented will be basic and of interest to a general audience having no background in the area.
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